10-day road trip through Tunisia

Taking a road trip through Tunisia is a great option for a 10-day vacation. We tell you everything you should visit!

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A trip through Tunis and the surrounding areas is a good way to enjoy a different kind of vacation, getting to know new cultures and environments that are very different from what we are used to. So that you can make the most of your trip, we recommend a road trip through Tunisia and we tell you everything you can visit and do in 10 days, so take note!

What is the best road trip through Tunisia?

If you are traveling for 10 days and renting a car in Tunisia, you can drive along its roads and visit some of its most imposing landscapes, as well as visit the main cities.

As you know, there are as many routes as places you might want to visit, so we are going to recommend some of the best spots that, in our opinion, you cannot miss. And, as you will be renting a car and can leave it at Tunis airport, we will leave this city for the end of the tour.

Thuburbo Majus

The first stop on our trip is Thuburbo Majus, a city of Roman origin located about 40 miles south of Tunis. Today it is very interesting to visit the remains of the forum, which are well preserved. Especially the Capitol and the set of temples and domus that surrounds it.


The second stop on our road trip through Tunisia is Kairouan, where it is worth spending a full day. It is a World Heritage Site, and one of the four holy cities of Islam.

Therefore, a visit to the Great Mosque, which dates back to the year 670, is a must. However, it is not the only mosque in Kairouan, which is known as "the city of 100 mosques". The Three Doors Mosque and the Barber’s Mosque are two other very interesting mosques to visit in this enclave.

Tozeur and Tamaghza

Star Wars fans have to make an obligatory stop in these two cities. In the morning, you can visit Tamaghza and reach the ancient city of Chebika, where you can see the Chebika oasis. This is one of the areas where this optical effect is most clearly seen.

Between Tamaghza and Tozeur lies Mos Espa, the area where the set for the filming of Star Wars was set up. Therefore, fans of the movie will be able to stroll through the streets of Tatooine, the planet where Luke Skywalker was born.

Afterwards, you can spend the afternoon in the city of Tozeur, one of the cities known as the gateway to the desert. In addition to seeing the streets of the Medina, we recommend you take a drive around Chott el Djerid, the largest salt lake in Tunisia. However, although it looks like a large lake, the amount of water varies according to recent rainfall.


By crossing the aforementioned lake you will arrive in Douz, the gateway to the Sahara. It is also one of the biggest cities in Tunisia, so we recommend staying at least a day and a half. In fact, you can tour the desert dunes, visit the Sahara Museum and, if you want the full experience, spend the night in a tent.


About 55 miles east of Douz is Matmata, where the biggest attraction is the troglodyte houses. These are typical Berber settlements, dug into the caves themselves. Today they are still inhabited, but you can visit some of them where the owners themselves invite tourists to see them from the inside.

El Djem

Heading up towards Tunis, the next stop is El Djem, where you can't miss the Roman amphitheater, the third largest in the world. In fact, this is where you will spend almost the entire morning.


Before returning to Tunis, we suggest you stop in Monastir to visit the Ribat, a fortress that is considered the oldest in the Maghreb. The Bourguiba Mosque is the other major tourist attraction in this city.


Finally, you arrive in Tunis, where you can spend a couple of days. Among the most remarkable monuments are the Dar ben Abdallah palace, the most important of the medina, the Tourbet El Bey mausoleum and the Zaytouna mosque. A stroll through the medina to discover all its corners and markets is also a great experience.

And, to add the finishing touches to the trip, you can visit the ruins of Carthage, one of the main cities of the Roman Empire.

If you are thinking of traveling to Tunisia, OK Mobility makes it easy for you. Rent the car that best suits your needs, take a map to mark all the points of interest along the route, and enjoy!

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